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Sights and Cider in Spain this Summer

Don LittlefieldGroup Trips

We have teamed up with our friends at eighteen twenty wines and Longer Vacations to put together an amazing group trip opportunity to visit Spain this July! Located in Portland, eighteen twenty produces amazing wines made from rhubarb. But they also make delicious cider from apples, and they desire to see this…

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Take a swing at our Sips and Sea Dogs tour dates for 2018!

Don LittlefieldSports Tours

It’s time to think about baseball again. Training camps are in full swing, and as fans our minds are focused on the upcoming season. We’ve been working again with our friends at the Portland Sea Dogs, and we are pleased to announce the dates for our popular Sips and Sea Dogs tour this year! It’s now the fourth year…

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Will you BEer Mine this Valentine’s Day?

Don LittlefieldHoliday Tours

Join us on Valentine’s Day for a very special BEer Mine tour that will bring you behind-the-scenes of two local beer breweries and an award-winning chocolate producer. Valentine’s Day is on Wednesday, February 14th this year. And now you can take that special someone along on a late-afternoon tour that will ask…will you BEer Mine? We will start off at our…

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Welcome to the Team: Greg Klein

Greg KleinStaff

Our new Group Sales Coordinator came from our driver and guide ranks and brought a trainload of outside skills and experience to our team. Learn more now about Greg Klein in his own words. I was born in the Bronx, New York and grew up in Manhattan as well as northern New Jersey…

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Curling and Brew Tour: now every Second Friday

Adventure ToursCurling and BrewEllie Yahn

Join us as we hit the sheet to deliver stones from the hack and practice our sweeps towards the house in order to learn the medieval Scottish sport of curling. We are pleased to present our Curling and Brew tour in partnership with the Pine Tree Curling Club, now offered every…

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The Maine Brew Bus Acquires Rhode Island Brewery Tour Company

Rhode Island Brew Bus

Photo: Zach Poole (left) of The Maine Brew Bus and Bill Nangle of The Rhode Island Brew Bus after transfer of the company was completed on December 11, 2017. (Photo courtesy The Rhode Island Brew Bus) Zach Poole, founder of The Maine Brew Bus, LLC, announced that he has acquired the operations of The…

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The 2018 Birds On Tap℠ – Roadtrip! Schedule

Adventure ToursBirds On Tap℠ – Roadtrip!Don Littlefield

The Maine Brew Bus and Freeport Wild Bird Supply are excited to collaborate on twelve great outings for 2018 in the fourth year of our popular Birds On Tap℠ – Roadtrip! series. These unique, relaxed birding and beer-ing adventures combine great local birding at seasonal hotspots with visits to sample the delicious creations of some of our…

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Portland Beer Week begins on November 5th!

Don LittlefieldPortland Beer Week

Portland Beer Week is the time for all beer enthusiasts to celebrate the Maine craft beer industry as we all enjoy various events taking place at local businesses in Portland and surrounding areas.  Now in its sixth year, Portland Beer Week has quickly become a standout celebration for Maine beer enthusiasts. Described as “a series of events…

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Beyond the Glass: helping the industry to learn more about beer

Don LittlefieldIndustry Training

We are pleased to announce a new event designed for the beer industry called Beyond the Glass, a free workshop to improve the level of beer knowledge in the state. Some people were left scratching their heads when we became allied members of the Maine Restaurant Association. Clearly, we are a tour operator…not a restaurant….

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Craft Beer in Maine – By The Numbers

Business of BeerDon Littlefield

Why do so many people come to Maine, and specifically Greater Portland, just to drink craft beer? Let’s take a closer look at craft beer in Maine, the economic impact to our state, and how it translates to our tours and partners.   State of Maine Information from the Maine Office of Tourism showed…

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Hops and Hoops Tour with the Maine Red Claws

Don LittlefieldSports Tours

The Maine Brew Bus has partnered for the second year with the Maine Red Claws, the NBA G-League basketball affiliate of the Boston Celtics, to present a special Hops and Hoops tour before 11 select home games during the 2017-18 season. The Maine Red Claws will…

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The “feed KIDS” Initiative to Help End Child Hunger in Maine

Full Plates Full Potential

The Maine Brew Bus joins other Maine businesses in a new cause marketing initiative benefitting the work of Full Plates Full Potential – a Maine based non-profit organization whose mission is to end child hunger in all sixteen counties. Just one month after first introducing the concept, two dozen businesses in the Greater Portland area…

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Ride With Charlie on The Maine Brew Bus

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Do you have any recommendations?

Dan KellerPartners

“We’re really looking forward to the tour, but can you recommend…”. This a phrase we get everyday, no matter the season. The good news is, we’ve got you covered! We understand that vacation time is precious, and most people are looking for the most bang-for-the-buck experiences. The most basic rules of…

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OTTO Maine Brew Bus Delivery

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Safety Behind the Wheel

Ellie YahnSafety

The Maine Brew Bus strives to provide our guests a memorable experience showcasing incredible local businesses. But making sure we are doing that with safety always in mind starts with spending time familiarizing all of our drivers with safe operation of our buses.   On a recent three-hour driver training session,…

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Three Days in Portland, Maine: Dan Keller

Dan KellerThree Days in Portland Maine

In the next edition in the Three Days in Portland, Maine series, our Operations Coordinator Dan Keller shares his thoughts on all the fun to be had in and around Maine’s largest city. Ahhh, sweet vacation in Portland! Soak it in, you lucky dog. It’s time for a little well-earned R&R. Before departing on…

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Three Days in Portland, Maine: Ellie Yahn

Ellie YahnThree Days in Portland Maine

Today we start a series called Three Days in Portland, Maine that will provide suggestions from our staff members sharing with you what they personally like to do for fun in Maine’s largest city.  First up is Ellie Yahn, our Administrative Coordinator.

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The Maine Brew Bus | Portland Maine’s Best Craft Beer Tours

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Welcome to the Team: Tom Major

StaffTom Major

I am Tom Major, a new person on the Maine Brew Bus team.  So far, I am a lifelong Portland resident. I’m three decades into a high school teaching career, but after writing Brewing in Maine (Arcadia Publishing), I decided to see if I could get a little closer to the beer industry. I started…

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